Posts Tagged ‘Anchor House’

Anxiety: Mental Health Awareness Week 2014

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Mental Health Awareness Week, running from 12th to 18th May, campaigns to raise awareness of mental health issues, and this year is focusing on anxiety. The awareness week aims to address anxiety as a public health issue and promote ways to reduce it in everyday life. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, whether preparing […]

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A Place of Last Resort

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In this month’s video blog, Director Keith Fernett talks candidly about the role Caritas Anchor House is playing as place of last resort in society. Like many homeless and third sector organisations, the charity is facing challenges against a backdrop of 20% budget cuts and local authorities being unable to commission services. Keith reflects on […]

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Action Week 2014: Standing alongside people in crisis

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week begins on 26th January, and aims to raise awareness of the underlying factors of poverty and homelessness. Organised by Church Action on Poverty, Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action, Action Week has been running since 2008. Today in Britain, many people live in poverty and struggle to make ends meet. Low […]

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Anchor House is changing to Caritas Anchor House

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Anchor House is pleased to announce that from today, 1st January 2014, we will be known as Caritas Anchor House. This is part of a planned move towards becoming a community focused centre of excellence and innovation, and whilst we will remain in essence the same organisation, the addition of Caritas to our name is […]

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Anchor House awarded £25,000 grant

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Anchor House has been awarded a £25,000 grant to help strengthen essential services for homeless people in Newham. The grant is part of £120,875 awarded to six homeless organisations in England this month, and comes from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Future Ready Fund. Administered via Homeless Link, this fund supports organisations making […]

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Anchor House Highlights in 2013

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

2013 has been an exciting, albeit challenging, year at Anchor House and as the year draws to a close, we’re taking the opportunity to look back over some of our particular highlights As an organisation, we have always prided ourselves on our ability to adapt to meet new challenges and as a testament to that […]

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Affordable Housing

Monday, December 9th, 2013

In this month’s video blog, Anchor House Director Keith Fernett reflects on the reported housing boom in London. He says that the expected investment of up to £50 billion in London’s housing market is primarily aimed at the rich and overseas clients and people are neglecting to see the impact that this will have on […]

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International Volunteer Day 2013

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Today is International Volunteer Day, an event that aims to celebrate the act of volunteering and recognise those who give up their time to help others. At Anchor House, an important step towards independence for our residents is the development of their employability, self-esteem and skills, and we are pleased to report that our volunteering Time […]

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Health and Wellbeing Programme marks World Aids Day

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

World Aids Day takes place on 1st December each year and aims to raise awareness of HIV. This disease is one of the most destructive pandemics in history, being the cause of more than 25 million deaths between 1981 and 2007. Today, although scientific advances have helped us to understand the condition and made it […]

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Bishop calls on MPs to take up Pope Francis’ call to “Give a Voice to the Cry of the Poor”

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Please see the latest news from our partner, CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network): Bishop John Arnold, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Trustee of Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) has called upon parliamentarians to take inspiration from Pope Francis and be a “voice on poverty in our world”. Addressing over 35 parliamentarians and representatives from 26 leading […]

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